Border Crisis: Immigrants or refugees? Why it matters featuring Dr. Faith Nibbs, Dedman professor

WFFA: All this week, we’ve been continuing the conversation about the border crisis. We’ve tried to give perspective on all sides of what is happening.

Today’s topic: Are these children immigrants or refugees? And why does it matter?
Dr. Faith Nibbs is an expert in forced migration and a professor at SMU. She joined Shelly Slater on News 8 at 4 with some answers. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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Dedman College student Katherine Mejia volunteers for Dallas-based Citysquares food-on-the-move program to combat summer hunger

Dallas Morning News- Sophomore, English and Biology major, Katherine Mejia volunteers for Dallas-based Citysquares food-on-the-move program to combat summer hunger. READ MORE

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Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights, comments on the border crisis

WFAA- Rick Halperin, a human rights expert at SMU, says the only legitimate reason is fear of repression by your own government.

“But even if it’s one person who reaches this country, this country has a legal and moral obligation to help that person and not send him or her back to the origin of his or her country where they faced repression or death,” Halperin said. READ MORE

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Joshua Rovner, comments on U.S.-Ukraine policy in light of Malaysian crash

USA TODAY- “The first question is whether or not U.S. interests have changed at all in the last 24 hours,” said Joshua Rovner, a professor at Southern Methodist University. “It’s been a terrible day, but it’s not clear to me that the U.S. interests are any different than they were the day before.” READ MORE

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Fred Wendorf, Dedman emeritus, early Egyptian skeletons on display at the British Museum

Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum
The remains, displaying breaks and slash marks of violent death, were found in a cemetery on the banks of the Nile river. READ MORE

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Marsh Terry, Dedman College emeritus, writes about colleague emeritus Lon Tinkle as perfect match for Texas literature

From the 1940s through the 1970s, Lon Tinkle was a brilliant presence in the Texas Institute of Letters as well as on the Texas and Southwestern literary scene. It’s no stretch to say the national literary scene, too. READ MORE HERE

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Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey collaborate on research concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico.

Working with T. Fomby 1[1]The Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey are collaborating on two research projects concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico. The research is being conducted by ten Monterrey Tech students under the direction of Professor Jorge Ibarra Salazar, Visiting Associate Professor at SMU and Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Tec de Monterrey, Professor Raymundo Rodríguez from Monterrey Tech, and Professor Thomas B. Fomby, Director of the Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies. The two research topics under investigation are “Advertising Regulation in the Mexican Tobacco Industry and its Impact on Tobacco-related Morbidity” and “The Effect of Packing Regulation Over Tobacco-related Morbidity in Mexico.” READ MORE HERE

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Bonnie Jacobs Is Searching for History Beyond Ancient in the Trinity River Bottoms

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Dallas Observer: Bonnie Jacobs studies plant fossils found in ancient rocks and deeply cored soil samples — bits of ancient leaf, specks of prehistoric pollen, other fragments that provide scientific windows into what was going on in a given spot thousands and even millions of years ago. Best known for 10 years’ work in the Mush Valley 100 miles northeast of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Jacobs, a professor at SMU, is now bringing her expertise to the soggy bottoms of the Trinity River in Dallas. READ MORE HERE

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Graduate Student, Shannon Woodruff Selected as Semifinalist in Chemistry Champions Contest

Shannon Woodruff, graduate student at SMU has been named by The American Chemical Society (ACS) as a semifinalists in its Chemistry Champions contest. The contest aims to find and train promising science communicators—perhaps even find the Carl Sagan of chemistry. Undergraduate, graduate, and early career chemists and chemical engineers entered the contest by submitting 2-3 minute videos describing their work and why they wanted to be the Chemistry Champion. The semifinalists were selected by a panel of 11 judges from 27 video applicants. READ MORE HERE

 

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Congratulations Lawrence S. Ruben

Lawrence-S-RubenLawrence S. Ruben, Professor of Biological Sciences, retires with emeritus status in 2013-14. Read More Here

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